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Bitter Victory (1957) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Paul Graetz.

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BITTER VICTORY

By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 15, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Last fall I purchased a DVD set of 5 war movies produced by Mill Creek Entertainment. The five films included in the set are BITTER VICTORY, THE PRISONER, COMMANDOS STRIKE AT DAWN, CASTLE KEEP, and YOUNG WINSTON. I wouldn't call any of these films outstanding--YOUNG WINSTON is probably the best of t... Read full article


Bitter Victory (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 25, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Bitter Victory Directed by Nicholas Ray Written by Rene Hardy, Nicholas Ray, and Gavin Lambert from Hardy’s novel 1957/France/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Transcontinental Films/Robert Laffont Productions First viewing/Netflix rental I wasn’t crazy about this one. The setting is ... Read full article


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Capt. Leith: You're afraid to go in and kill with your bare hands. That's what makes a soldier and destroys you as a man.


Jane Brand: What if he doesn't come back?
Capt. Leith: Then he and I and you become part of history, of its futility.
Jane Brand: Don't talk to me in riddles, Jimmy.
Capt. Leith: It's a long time since I was in Libya. The Romans built wonderful cities in Libya: dead bones sticking out of the sand. War rolled over them. It'll be good to see them again.
Jane Brand: You always seemed to prefer stones to people.
Capt. Leith: I've learned things from stones.
Jane Brand: What?
Capt. Leith: All that people have forgotten in the centuries.
Jane Brand: I seem to remember I was less than a stone to you. I loved you, Jimmy.
Capt. Leith: We'd better go in. There isn't much time.
Jane Brand: What can I say to him?
Capt. Leith: Tell him all the things that women have said to the men before they go to the wars. Tell him he's a hero. Tell him he's a good man. Tell him you'll be waiting for him when he comes back. Tell him he'll be making history.


Capt. Leith: You have the Christian decency that forbids killing a dying man, but approves the work of the sharpshooter.


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Upon seeing this at the Venice Film Festival, Jean-Luc Godard said his iconic statement "Le cinema, c'est Nicholas Ray (The cinema is Nicholas Ray)."
In March 1958, this film was being shown on a double bill with Cell 2455 Death Row.
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